Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower or Bird

As promised, I continue to make cards using the images that I stamped or created from my weekend get together with the girls. When I was at Brenda, she let us play with her Memory Box dies. They are pretty cool. Trinh and I were definitely cranking the die-cut machine a lot that night.

One of the die is the Piestra border die. I managed to repeat the border side by side to create this beautiful background. I wanted to use it as a mask with the spray mist. And, that's exactly what I did with my first card, which I made for Young Crafters Unite Challenge # 10.

 


The beautiful flower is from W9Plus set that I won from Stamping Royalty. I love W9Plus stamp. I think they are gorgeous and stamp so well. I plan to get more sets from this company. The sentiment is from another company that I am not familiar with, called Flourishes. The set which this sentiment come from is gorgeous, but a bit too serious looking for my taste, but I just love, love the sentiment. I haven't get a chance to check out their collection, but plan to do so when I have a chance.

Since I love the card so much, I had a duh...  moment when I realized I only cut one Piestra background. I wish I had cut more so I can also use it for more cards. Then, my Mister Q (aka Silhouette) came to the rescue. I found out that they also have this background. Awesomeness. So, for my next card, I kind of repeat the same design, and this time I am using the cut out background directly on the card and the bird from Memory Box.



Which one you like better? Since, I love bird, I kind of a bit  more partial toward the second card. Love the sharp contrast of the white and the colors. But, love the softness and the flower of the first card. Hm...

So, any plan for Memorial Day weekend? I am guessing I'll be spending a lot of time crafting, and most likely go to the movies as well as I want to see Johnny Depp's Dark Shadow and also spend some time with Laurel Beard who is coming to town today!! Yippeee...

Enjoy your Thursday....

16 comments:

Annette said...

both of these are FABULOUS....

Kara Lynne said...

Having a hard time deciding which one I like more. Like you, I like the bold contrast in the second, but also the softness in the first. Well, it just means there's more than one way to skin a card (what an awful saying, "skin a cat," who came up with that!?). I digress... Have a great time this weekend!

Chunyuan said...

Both are gorgeous. loved to hear about your fun time with your carfty friends. Thanks for sharing.

Lalo said...

Both are fab (saw them over on gallery idol)!!! but I'm not much of a flower girl so I'm going to say....BIRD!!!

joy said...

I love the bird!!! But the first card is also beautiful. Looks like you had a lot of fun with the girls!

Bethany said...

I like the bird Vera...so sweet and cute :)

chillin with Quillin said...

I like bothe of them, there very nice !!!!
Paula

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Both of these cards are awesome! I love the bird, but the flower is gorgeous!!

Alice Wertz said...

love that you used the die cut as mask for the first one. such beautiful cards! love them both!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Two wonderful cards Vera - The bird and flower are so BEAUTIFUL with that background - simple and elegant= perfect!
Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

~amy~ said...

seriously gorgeous cards!!! Happy Friday!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! These are super fab cards--I LOVE the designs together and I LOVE that you used a flower and a bird....both are amazing cards!

loly borda said...

Both are gorgeous, but my fav is the second. Great job Vera and have another wonderful weekend.
Loly Borda

Brenda said...

Ooh wow! These are so beautiful Vera! Love them both very much!

jintyoo7 said...

Difficult to say really, Vera - they're both GORGEOUS :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

These cards are both so pretty! Thanks for joining our YCU challenge =)

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